How to Choose the Best Kitchen Blinds
November 26, 2020
How to Choose the Best Kitchen Blinds
For most of us, the kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s a space where we spend a lot of time, entertain guests and a place that can get messy rather easily. So, when it comes to finding the best blinds for the kitchen, it’s important that they are easy to maintain, waterproof (especially if the window is over the sink) and can service all the usual requirements of a blind such as light control, privacy and matches your décor style.
When it comes to the kitchen, apart from finding a blind that can be easily cleaned when mess occurs, you need to consider some other factors such as moisture and humidity as well as general cooking smells. With these factors in mind, let’s take a look at the best blinds for the kitchen.
Water Resistant Blinds
If you have a kitchen window which is close to the kitchen sink, then considering water resistant blinds to help prevent water causing damage to your blind.
Timber Look Venetian Blind
The Timber Look Venetian is made from durable and stable PVC. With its vinyl coating, these blinds won’t fade, scratch or scuff making them the perfect choice for those with busy families, young children or pets and regularly used windows. The Timber Look gives you the best of both worlds with the look of natural timber and the durability to withstand moisture. Apart from being highly durable, they are also stylish and work with any décor style.
Aluminium Venetian Blind
With their slimline and versatile design, Aluminium Venetian Blinds are perfect for any home or office. They are a great solution for those on a budget and needing to update their window coverings. They are a durable and water-resistant blind that is easy to clean and maintain. Available in a wide array of colours, there is an option to suit any kitchen.
If your kitchen faces a busy street, gets direct sunlight or you want to increase your privacy from those nosey neighbours, then blockout blinds are the solution.
If you don’t have a kitchen window within close proximity to the cook top or sink, then you can opt for a fabric blind. Honeycomb Blinds with a blockout fabric are a great option to not only blockout the sun but also improve privacy. Honeycomb Blinds are also very durable, have excellent view and light control and an added bonus of the unique cellular structure helping to increase insulation in the home. If you have an open and airy kitchen and find ventilation isn’t an issue, then Honeycomb Blinds are a great solution. With a number of different colours available, there is sure to be a Honeycomb Blind to work in any home or office kitchen.
Durable, easy to clean, Australian made and available in a number of model options (corded, cordless and motorised), the Blockout Roller Blind is a suitable solution for any kitchen. The Roller Blind is the most versatile blind, working in almost any room in the home. The Roller Blind blockout fabric, will help to keep the sunlight out of your home and increase your privacy when you need it. With a large selection of blockout fabric colours, textures, and material to suit any kitchen décor scheme, they are an affordable custom made window covering solution to work with any budget.
Whether your kitchen style is more casual or sophisticated, the Blockout Roman Blind offers the simplicity and versatility of blinds with the look of curtains. Their blockout capabilities make them an excellent energy efficiency window covering solution whilst increasing privacy. Roman Blinds also have an array of fabric choices including cotton, linen, silk, rayon, polyester and various blends.
How to choose kitchen blinds?
When it comes time to buy blinds for the kitchen, below are a few things to consider first.
- The positioning of the window – is it located above a sink or near a cook top?
- How frequently will the blind be used – once or a twice a day or more?
- What are the main purposes for buying a blind? Privacy, blockout sun, etc.
- Will the window covering easily get dirty? Simple maintenance and cleaning.
How to clean blinds?
When it comes to maintaining your window coverings, regular cleaning is preferred to avoid build-up of dust and grim and help to extend the life of your blinds. Here are a few simple tips for cleaning blinds.
- When cleaning your windows, avoid spraying cleaning products directly onto the window. Spray the cleaning product onto a cloth to help prevent unwanted cleaning products damaging your blind.
- Keep a feather duster or microfibre cloth handy for a quick and simple dusting regularly. This will help to minimise the number of times you need to do a thorough clean.
- Keep ceiling fans clean to prevent dust particles landing on your blinds when the fan is in use.
- Simple spot cleaning is advisable for tough stains on most blinds, however avoid cleaning products that contain bleach.
- If using a vacuum on your blinds, ensure the soft brush head is used to avoid scratching or denting your blinds.
Buying blinds for your kitchen doesn’t have to be tricky. Whether you are after water resistant blinds or blockout blinds, there is a solution for every kitchen.
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